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Post Posted December 18th, 2017, 3:27 pm

I'm sure it was worth it for 674 airings of their Firefox commercial in return...
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Post Posted December 18th, 2017, 3:32 pm

I've read that thing was instaled only in the US on "Windows" machine (i don't know for Mac) and not on Linux. But I only read it, not confirmate.
If it's true, that's mean "they" having a target.

Edits: Ok It's on Linux to, and other Country... :-"

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Post Posted December 18th, 2017, 5:29 pm

English speaking country, or do you have an English version of Firefox installed?

Instead of giving users the choice to install this add-on, we initially pushed an update to Firefox that installed the “Looking Glass” add-on for English speaking users.


https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/update ... glass-add/
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Post Posted December 18th, 2017, 5:42 pm

My firefox is english (i'm a french in New Brunswick, Canada) but i did not receive that add-on "Allow Firefox to install and run studies" was Off

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Post Posted December 18th, 2017, 6:07 pm

According to Mozilla, Shield Studies must be approved by: a Firefox Product Manager, Data Steward, Legal, QA, Release Management, AMO review, and a member of the core Shield team.

Apparently none of them saw a problem with this.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Shield ... t_ships.3F

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Post Posted December 18th, 2017, 6:21 pm

Computerhelp1234 wrote:Apparently none of them saw a problem with this.

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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 2:48 am

In case anybody's interested, here's the latest :

https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/update ... glass-add/

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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 2:58 am

Happy112 wrote:In case anybody's interested, here's the latest :

https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/update ... glass-add/

Thanks for the update!

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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 7:11 am

A question.
If Mozilla did this, upload an add-on and installing it via the "studies" thing. A hacker can do it?

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Post Posted December 19th, 2017, 7:35 am

elist74 wrote:A question.
If Mozilla did this, upload an add-on and installing it via the "studies" thing. A hacker can do it?


Good question !
Mozilla can only do it, when in Options => Privacy & Security => under 'Data Collection and Use' : you have 'Allow Firefox to install and run studies' checked.

But hackers are pretty clever though ......

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Post Posted December 21st, 2017, 10:37 am

elist74 wrote:Off topic Question.
Is those telemetry things use some bandwidth and slow down internet (for limited internet account or 56k modem ) (BTW not my case ;-) )

I don't know about bandwidth, but Firefox 57 and 58 are definitely more responsive with that lot gone. I had a big hang before the last session tabs appeared and that's gone now.


elist74 wrote:A question.
If Mozilla did this, upload an add-on and installing it via the "studies" thing. A hacker can do it?

No and there would be no point. All the 'good stuff' is in the user profile and that's what hackers would target.

I'll tell you something as well, if AMO don't very quickly go back to doing human reviews before allowing WebExtensions to go public, then people are soon going to find out what hackers can do.

These Chrome WebExtension devs are a totally different breed to the Firefox extension devs that you're used to. ;)
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Post Posted December 21st, 2017, 12:03 pm

To Frank Lion, Thanks for the info :-)

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